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No Chef!

No Chef!

Dear Good Somm Bad Somm,

The chef I work for is a total jerk and his food is mediocre at best. People think he is a big deal because he is covered in tattoos.  Should I be looking for a new gig or just stick around for the money?

Sincerely,

No Chef! 

Good Somm

Dear No Chef!,

Sorry you're having problems with Chef.  But, there's a reason why there is only one Chef.  They lead a team and often are under high pressure to not only create great dishes for the guests but also steer the ship and shape the destiny of the restaurant.  Chefs are artists yet also they are the fiercest competitors.  They are constantly thinking about how they can build their repertoire.  One of the best lessons I have learned in hospitality is to focus on the good of every situation.  Sitting back and complaining doesn’t help.

Sincerely,

Good Somm

Bad Somm

Dear No Chef!,

I'm totally with you!  Most Chefs are complete megalomaniac, jerks.  That's why they become chefs in the first place!  Because they don't have the guts to be cops, but they still want to push people around.  And the whole tattoo thing?  If I have to look at one more Chef with tattoos all over his hands and neck, I think I'll curl up in a ball and sip chardonnay out of a baby's bottle until I wet my suit pants.  But here's the thing:  It's kinda hard to run a restaurant without a Chef.  They’re sort of a necessary evil.  My advice in two words:  Yes Chef! 

Sincerely,

Bad Somm

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